The spectacular variety of marine life
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DIVING IN MALAYSIA
Diving in Malaysia has been largely concentrated in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the west coast of Sabah, in East Malaysia. With the discovery of Sipadan Island, off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia became an international diving destination with throngs of divers flocking to the island from all over the world. There is something to offer divers of all experience levels.
In the east coast of Malaysia, the islands of Pulau Tioman, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang, are well-known locally and regionally. Pulau Tenggol, Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang, through the years of development, have become internationally known diving destinations in Malaysia too. The diversity of marine life and its rate of growth are prolific in this area.
Malaysia has two main seasons: the dry and the wet season. Due to the South-west Monsoon, Western Malaysia enjoys dry season between November and March, while the wet season happens between April and October. The East Coast, however, affected by the Northeast Monsoon, enjoys dry season between April and October, and the wet season from November to March.
On Sabah’s eastern coast, Sipadan, is comfortable to dive all-year round. Layang Layang, is the best from April to September.
Most of Peninsular Malaysia is covered with tropical rainforests. This area has more than 8000 species of flowering plants, while the island of Borneo has more than 11 000. There are around 200 species of mammals, including the Asiatic Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Leopards and Clouded Leopards. More than 450 species of birds, 250 species of reptiles 15 000 species of insects can be found in Malaysia.
The climate is warm, tropical and humid all year round, except on high grounds. Temperatures are usually at 28 to 30 Degree Celsius in the day. Although the monsoon winds affect the climate, strong winds are uncommon and typhoons usually miss the country by several hundred kilometres. The East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia usually closes her gates to offshore tourism and fishing during the monsoon period.
By air: Peninsular Malaysia’s main gateway is Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which serves international flights and acts as the transit gateway to other domestic destinations in Malaysia. It is also accessible easily by roads as long-distance express buses link major towns and cities in Malaysia, Singapore and some destinations in Thailand.
A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is necessary for visitors coming from endemic zones. Vaccinations against Hepatitis-A, Tetanus, Typhoid and Polio are advised. Malaysia has modern medical facilities, but they are not in remote areas. It is recommended that you get medical insurance. Consult your local travel clinic or your doctor for more information and advice for the most up-to-date information on this issue. For travellers based and setting out from Singapore, you can contact Tan Tock Seng Traveller’s Clinic.
|Currency||Malaysian Ringgit (RM), (MYR)|
|Electricity||Three-Square UK Plug|
|Government||Federal Government of Malaysia|
|Network Providers||Celcom, Maxis, DiGi, UMobile, TuneTalk|
|National Airline||Malaysia Airlines|
Timeless Tenggol, Malaysia
Pulau Tenggol is one of the most beautiful islands in east coast of Malaysia; known for its perfect waters warmed by the South China Sea. The small and compact island of Pulau Tenggol is a forgotten gem set in the clear blue waters of the South China Sea-
An emerald of deep, green forested interior flanked by white powder beaches and beautiful reefs.This natural island with beaches saturated with pristine warm water is a divers’ and snorkels’ paradise.
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Diving in Mataking
Mataking Island, one of the hottest dive spot in the Celebes Sea is located just 40 minutes from Semporna, a fishing town at east coast of the state of Sabah, Malaysia. When the crystal turquoise waters of Mataking beckons, it is an offer that cannot be refused…
Diving in Dayang
Dayang Island (or Pulau Dayang, as it is known locally) is located approximately 65km east of Johore and is just next to Aur Island. With their crystal blue waters and abundant marine life, Dayang Island is one of Malaysia’s most popular island amongst divers all around…
Diving in Layang Layang
Diving in Sipadan
Diving in Tenggol
Diving in Perhentian
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